Today's Astrology Forecast | Friday, December 4th, 2020 - courage and risk, knowing your value, healing words, looking into what you've been avoiding, making time for some fun



The Moon in Cancer makes the rest of her oppositions in the early A.M. EST opposing first Jupiter (1:52AM) and then Saturn (5:29AM). We won't have a Moon at home in Cancer opposing a Saturn at home in Capricorn for 28 years after this morning! Here's to that! She goes void off that Saturn opposition and will be void until 7:53AM EST when she moves into Leo. 


Our focus shifts to creative projects, romance, children, recreation, fun, our need for courage, what our heart desires, our natural white-hot SPOTLIGHT. 


From Leo she will trine (brakes off) Mercury in Sagittarius at 4:51PM EST - this is good news/maybe even something to celebrate. There is a square to a retrograde Uranus at 9:37PM EST, so there could be something unexpected and potentially frustrating to close out the day.


This is also the day Mercury trines Chiron. Words/information that is healing. Chiron is retrograde so this conversation/news could have its roots in an old situation. Maybe words we once needed to hear, but didn't, we are hearing now (maybe not from the same person/situation). With Mercury squaring Ceres at the same time, words that are preachy/pushy/overly enthusiastic will not be helpful. 


Use the trine to Chiron for a brave conversation or to look into information you have been avoiding.


This aspect can also produce a sudden epiphany - now, we get it. Here is why XYZ had to happen. To get us here.  


Old hurts can be healed if we allow it. 


Maybe through a process of discovery. Or maybe even sometimes - Just. Like. That (snaps fingers).


This probably won't be totally comfortable and Sag/Aries (not to mention that Leo Moon) requires some courage/some risk! Be confident.


Also have some fun this weekend - a Sag Sun and Leo Moon (the last before our monthly Leo Moons start opposing Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius - those Cappy planets have to go somewhere!) - demand some fun!


xo all 


photo by the amazing Natalia Ciobanu

Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, December 3, 2020 - feeling testy, needing a break, challenged by stuff outside our control, taking care of ourselves



Today is all about our Cancer Moon. She will square Mars (in Aries) at 8:28AM EST, trine Neptune at 9:32AM EST and finally oppose Pluto at 7:21PM EST. 


That square to Mars makes us testy/uncomfortable. Irritable. Moody. Get some exercise. The trine to Neptune might feel good, but could also make us tired/lazy/tend to drift off-course. Meditate. Pray. The opposition to Pluto speaks of a power play. Feelings of insecurity are triggered as something outside our control is upsetting our apple cart. How many apples get spilled may depend on how well we are handling our responsibilities/taking care of business or if we have been abdicating/projecting our authority onto someone/something else.

Tomorrow the Moon moves on to oppose Jupiter and Saturn for one final time from her home sign in Cancer. Next time the Moon is in Cancer, Jupiter and Saturn won't be. It will be the first time in almost three years we will have a Moon in Cancer (next month) without these powerful oppositions. 


Home will start to feel like home again. Let that sink in.


For now, we need to be taking care of ourselves. 


Prioritize nurturing, self-care, our close relationships and commitments. A little escape through that Neptune trine may be needed. 


With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Cancer (a natural inconjunct) it is possible to keep our feet on the ground and our hands in the air without taking off or falling over, but it will take a little efforting. Keep in mind the dance between Cancer's need to keep us safe at any cost and Sag's need for a bigger bite of that apple. Also keep in mind with today's lunar squares and oppositions we are attracting problems/challenges in keeping with the abilities of our natal Moon which might not be (and probably isn't) in Cancer. Where is your natal/progressed Moon and how are you feeding her?

xo all

photo by the talented Alt-Beauty

the Astrology of December 2020 | part I - the king is dead, long live the king, past the point we always died before, it's a whole new world



The dailies are a bit tricky for me right now since I am like that sleepless bread maker these days, although working with metal instead of yeast (trying to not burn my house down since we lost the shop), but still without much time for my fun-stuff like this blog. December is a HUGE month though, so let's look a bit ahead and I will pop in here with new posts as often as possible!


December launched on the back of November 30th's lunar Eclipse at 8 degrees Gemini. We talked about it HERE


Decisions, ideas, information. Mercury (ruler of Gemini) was deep in Scorpio and sextiling both Pallas and Saturn. We need to be doing the wise/practical thing now. A sextile here to healing Chiron. An awkward inconjunct between the Sun (in Sag) and future-focused/chaotic Uranus (in Taurus). Sagittarius brings the optimism/adventurous spirit - it gets things moving/gets us looking ahead. We need Taurus, determined to hold onto what he has, to understand what can be gained from these activities AND still manage, being Taurus and all, to hold the reins in such a way as to prevent extreme action, just yet. It takes us knowing there is SOMETHING around that blind corner (which we can't yet see because ... well, because it's a blind corner) coupled with the self-discipline (to not dig our heels into something dead and mushy that we somehow think we need even though it won't support us anyway) to make these energies work.

Then Mercury comes up from Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. So now we have the Sun and Mercury in the sign of the archer. There is some kind of hopefulness here. Something greater. We talked about this HERE.

On DECEMBER 4TH - Mercury, in Sagittarius now, so more optimistic/thinking BIGGER, trines Chiron in Aries. Collectively Mercury is activating Sag issues - expansion, that greener grass over there, our big-picture beliefs, what is foreign to us, travel, politics, religion, the media, publishing, weddings, legal issues. Something here, maybe a conversation or some information is healing. We are now thinking we can do this thing/take care of ourselves/be ourselves. Or maybe a vulnerability triggers a healing conversation - we don't have to have all the answers. What a relief. We'll leave that to Google. 

On DECEMBER 5TH - Venus in Scorpio is trining Neptune in Pisces. Venus is exalted in Pisces, so she likes any contact and particularly a powerful trine. She (as we) can work her magic here. She expands relationships, money and self-esteem. Opportunities increase. Resistance dissolves. The tricky part of Venus with Pisces is we need to know what we want now. The lines between us and other people, between acceptance and avoidance, between our money and their money, between love and 'what was I thinking' - will blur. If that Lunar Eclipse brought/brings losses, this aspect can soften the blow. 

On DECEMBER 8TH - we get the last quarter Moon of the cycle - the Moon in Virgo squaring the Sun in Sagittarius. The Moon in Virgo wants to organize/keep things smallish and tidy. The Sun in Sag wants to 'go big or go home'. This is the big-picture vs the pesky little details. Or we might say the important details vs the 'lalaland possibilities'. Squares are tension/frustration. How do we make this work?

On DECEMBER 12TH - Mars (direct in his home sign of Aries now) sextiles the North Node. Here is where we need to be taking action toward our future. Mars requires it. That sextile to the North Node speaks of opportunities/lining up with our best/brightest future (the best we can line up with from where we are currently parking our ass if you see what I mean). Aries action can sometimes look a little/or a lot selfish. Take it anyway. At the same time, Mercury gets ahead of the Sun - moves out of the bounds of the Sun. He/she isn't playing by the rules and there aren't many rules in Sagittarius to start with! We could say/think almost anything now. So can everyone else. He doesn't come back into bounds until the first week of January, so keep this in mind. 

On DECEMBER 14TH - here's the BIG Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius - we will talk about this in Part II. 


This one is at 23 degrees (symbolically past that 22 degree transformation-zone, so past the death - and what do you know, here we are still ALIVE, and there will be more and more days when we feel this way) conjunct the Galactic Center and the South Node (huge karmic releases), with Pluto at 23 DEGREES, too, now and Venus exactly on Juno (in Scorpio, people!) - here's what this year has brought us to with our relationships/contracts - this thing is merging or this thing is purging. And here is Jupiter breathing down Saturn's neck. Santa Claus right down Santa Claus lane. 


I will cover this thoroughly in Part II

Then in Part III we will tackle the New World that starts on December 21, 2020 at 2:21PM EST when Jupiter and Saturn connect at 0 degrees Aquarius. The king is dead, long live the king.


In Part IV we will look at both the Cancer Full Moon at the end of the month - the first in how many years now, without the pressure of Saturn and the Nodes AND the HUGE January 13th New Moon in Capricorn at, what else? - 23 degrees Capricorn. With Pluto at 24 degrees Cappy and Mars squaring Saturn (the chart drawn for Washington DC is on FIRE). Neptune still squaring the Nodes of Fate. And you know who has been at 23 degrees this whole time? Eris in Aries - everyone gets a seat at the table or the table gets flipped.


Hang in there everyone. 


It is hard for me to write too far ahead during the Eclipse spin cycle because we aren't really sure where we will be spit out. Which really just depends how far off course we are/where we are needed now and where we need to be. Personally I was hoping for a warm wash set to delicate followed by a light ironing, but this doesn't seem to be the case ...

Solar Eclipse post next! Mid-December will be rocking!

xo all


photo by the amazing anyaanti

Did Project Runway accidentally thought-seed a pandemic | a quick hop down the rabbit-hole


Since we are in the Eclipse spin-cycle with Neptune squaring the nodes - why not jump fully into the rabbit-hole for a quick astro adventure. 


It's warm down here, there are friendly bunnies and chocolate, I wouldn't let us down and forget that 


(and don't worry I have tossed us an escape line to get us out of here - just hit that X in your browser bar for less lunacy somewhere else - the bunnies are awfully cute though, you won't want to miss them).

On March 28, 2019, yes, one year BEFORE the infamous March 2020 lock-downs - a contestant on the reality/design competition show Project Runway - a designer named KOVID - introduced his mask-matching outfit to the judges. The next day he posted an Instagram pic of his creation by saying he was "killing it".


Let's take a brief look at the chart!



I've added my tested stand-ins for the virus - Pandora (pandemic), Pan (the panic) and Wuhan. Keep in mind Pandora and Wuhan are conjunct on Algol (considered by the ancients to be the worst of the worst of the fixed stars) in the U.S. Sibley chart - we talked about that HERE.

So, as this episode was airing (I would assume, since this is a fairly popular international show on Bravo TV that has been on for a few years - a sizeable audience was watching) we have the Sun conjunct asteroid Pandora (6th house health). We have Uranus (chaos/the unexpected/the future) conjunct Asteroid Pan (on the DC). We have chart ruler Venus in Pisces (the sign of viruses/no boundaries/pandemics) as well as Mercury and Neptune who are EXACTLY conjunct. Mars (always a trigger) is conjunct fixed star Algol. Pluto sits at the 22 degrees where "time runs out" and Asteroid Wuhan exacting trining (brakes off) the North Node of Fate - we know this doesn't end well!


(although maybe it did for Kovid that night, I'm not sure)


The infamous 2020 meetup of Saturn and Pluto hasn't happened yet, but here they are both direct with Saturn (reality) on a collision course with Pluto (death). BUT first Pluto and then Saturn stations retrograde - delaying their meeting/the"death postponed". Until 2020.

Reminiscent of the Simpson's announcing Trump's Presidency (among other things and maybe I should look at that astro), I thought it might be interesting to think about what this could mean (and how I might get Heidi Klum to talk about me winning the lottery). But maybe let's not think too hard or too long on a cold Tuesday night if thoughts of a holographic universe (life as an illusion) or glitches in the matrix or maybe just our very human ability to see what we are looking for (although there are 360 places/degrees these celestial bodies could be, so it is more than a little interesting where they show up here) - might just leave us tossing and turning ....

xo all

Today's Astrology Forecast | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - a turning point month, Mercury into Sagittarius, transitioning to a wider/higher view, don't make a mountain out of a molehill today


This week kicked off with our annual Gemini Full Moon - this year a partial Lunar Eclipse. We talked about that HERE. The next Eclipse is a BIG Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14th (the past comes back and then says good-bye). 


We are in between Eclipses now - in the spin cycle - almost anything can happen! 

The Moon is void ALL DAY today as she prepares to come home to Cancer tonight. 


Rest if you can (especially if you were particularly exhausted/wired the other day - we had a powerful solar flare, still lingering). Do routine work. Don't launch anything you need something 'to come of'. Time gets stretchy and wonky.

After Mercury's Cappy sextiles of the last few days - opportunities through serious conversations, paperwork, intense information - now he/she (as us) flies into Sagittarius until December 20th. 


Mercury rules our minds, thinking, communication, the process and physical means of getting things from point A to point B including commerce, our local environment, our siblings, our tech hardware, our transportation - now he/she comes up from the depths of Scorpio and moves into the "sky's-the-limit" space of Sagittarius.

The scope of information available to us broadens


All the little details we have been immersed in during Mercury's transit through Scorpio fade from view a bit. It's like we have applied a wide angle lens to our camera. There is more to see (know) but less to specifically look at.

Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) is optimistic energy. So those big bodacious ideas will carry us further now. People will be thinking and talking BIG. Making BIG plans. Using BIG persuasive, language. It's a good time to sell your "whatever it is", but also a good time to be sold a bill of goods. Keep in mind that words and information could mislead us as our focus moves away from those pesky details and onto the larger landscape.

Sag's mutable energy is rather boundless and stretchy. This can be a good thing. Sometimes a very good thing. But it can also have its drawbacks. The fly in the ointment - always a fly in there even as the weather grows frosty. Damn flies.

Sagittarius is the great teacher/sage. The archer rules wisdom and philosophy. This is a good time to take something we are interested in to a higher level. Sagittarius rules our collective 9th house (plus the house in your chart with Sagittarius on the cusp!) so communications and information could focus on 9th house themes - legal issues, foreign issues, higher education, travel, religion, weddings, politics, the media, marketing.

Any planets you have in your Sagittarius ruled house will host a meet-up with Mercury over the next few weeks. Since Mercury's archetype is the 'fleet-footed messenger' and 'the magician' the more Sagittarius points and planets in your natal chart the more mental activity and Mercurian transformation you can likely expect. Our planets in the other mutable signs - Gemini, Virgo, Pisces - will be impacted by squares and oppositions.


Keep in mind the void Moon today coupled with Mercury's widening of our view could see us making a mountain out of a molehill. We are in the Eclipse portal - our semi-annual trip through the galactic spin cycle. The Eclipse was in Gemini, Mercury (ruler of Gemini) changes signs today and Mercury rules our North Node way forward now - watch what you are saying/thinking. Words are very powerful now. With everything we say/think/write we are casting our SPELL. Lining ourselves up with the future. 


What are you agreeing to/deciding/signing off on? Who do you want to be now? 


The Moon is waning - finishing up. We should be, too. Big changes coming folks!

xo all

photo by the talented Jana Cleve

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini | November 29th - 30th, 2020 - healing old wounds, awkward changes, opportunities to make smart (and lasting) decisions


"Taste as much of this as you can. Swallow what you need and spit out the rest." - Taizan Maezumi


On Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:29AM EST the Gemini Moon will oppose the Sagittarius Sun giving us this month's Full Moon - a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini.

Full Moons are times of culminations/illuminations. In Gemini this is about communication and learning, opinions and options. Gemini, ruled by fast-moving Mercury, is a sign of change; it holds the space of the crossroads.

Let's unpack the chart!

The Moon and Sun oppose from 8 degrees Gemini/Sagittarius. Happening on the Moon's nodes makes this one a lunar eclipse. Happening a bit far from the Nodes makes this a partial lunar eclipse.

During a Full Moon things come to light or to a conclusion.

Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are a bit different than regular Full Moons because the Moon is full but its light is blocked by the earth's shadow. So although things are still concluding and 'coming to light' other stuff is hidden, too. Nothing is exactly as it seems - plus we have Neptune squaring the Nodes now, adding to the confusion. At least he is direct by the time of this Full Moon!

Eclipses are cosmic course corrections. Things get eclipsed out or out of our way.  


We get a re-set.

With a Lunar Eclipse a woman (Moon) might leave or bring news of a change of direction or ending.


This will relate to our Gemini house theme and the collective themes of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation, our tech hardware, our local neighborhood. With the Moon in Gemini and Gemini ruling the North Node of our collective way FORWARD - whatever is reaching a peak, coming into the light or ending will move us in a forward direction.


The Moon sextiles Chiron. The Sun inconjuncts Uranus and conjuncts asteroid Diana. Mercury (ruler of Gemini and so ruler of this lunation) is sextiling (opportunity) wise Pallas and stable Saturn. 


The Moon sextiles Chiron - this Full Moon is an opportunity for healing. Maybe a healing conversation has happened. Maybe information that has come to light helped us work through a painful issue/situation. Maybe a new option opens up and enables us to feel better able to take care of ourselves/be ourselves. Maybe something has ended. This aspect is separating so the conversation has already happened. The information has been delivered. The papers have been signed.


The Sun is inconjunct Uranus. Here's that awkward rock and a hard place. Happening just hours before the Full Moon. Sagittarius/Taurus. We saw something like this on Friday when the Moon (in Taurus then) inconjuncted the Sag Sun. By the time of the Full Moon, early Monday morning EST, this Sun/Uranus aspect is waning, too. The destabilizing 'surprise', that isn't totally a surprise because Uranus is retrograde, has in a way already happened. Change is needed, but we don't want to "jump" (unless we are pushed, of course), because change here is best accomplished in a more 'controlled' manner. This might not be up to us, but we can choose (the Gemini Moon) our response. Resist any impulsive urges to just bolt. We need freedom and we need to have the basics/our bases covered. 


(The Sun is also past his conjunction with asteroid Diana, but this is still within orb - I thought this was interesting since history's most famous Diana - Princess Diana 'the people's princess' is featured in so many popular shows right now. Her natal Saturn was 27 degrees Cappy, so she would have been having her second Saturn return just as all these specials were airing - her persona and chart continuing to work their magic long after her death.)

Mercury has moved through his sextiles to Pluto and Jupiter. At the time of the Full Moon he/she is exactly sextiling Pallas and applying to a sextile to Saturn. All in play NOW. 


Gemini's energy can be kind of all over the place/unfocused, but these opportunistic Cappy sextiles bring stability/strength/the ability to prioritize what is most important. Mercury's sextile to Pluto is waning - so maybe a power situation has been decided. The exact sextile to wise warrior Pallas speaks of facts/information now being integrated with practical/maybe traditional strategies. We can use what we know in a smart way. As Mercury reaches Saturn things get even more solidified. Here is a serious conversation/plan/reality check/commitment. 


The sextile to wise Pallas (in serious Cappy) says choices/decisions made now can be practical, stabilizing and long-lasting. Use context. Perspective. Your natural/earned/learned skills. Think about your needs/your goals. This isn't about right or wrong - this is about being smart. Decide what is personally wise and personally practical.

There is also a wide Finger of God/Yod formation with Venus at the apex. So, we've got the Moon, Chiron and Venus - this likely speaks of Full Moon events (that Gemini stuff - so information, conversations, contracts, etc) that are stimulated as we heal old ego woundings/knowing we can take care of ourselves/knowing we can be ourselves/be ok if we are alone/forgive ourselves, etc - impacting our Scorpio house through Venus - pulling in relationship/financial/self-esteem/women situations - whatever we are merging or purging.

I usually say to 'get out and walk in it' during Full Moons, but am still a little superstitious of Eclipses. We don't want to hide under our bed, but we don't need to go looking for trouble either. Stay safe/sane. Know that Gemini Full Moons, in general, can make us more mentally antsy/nervous/irritable and this one is a more powerful Eclipse. It also offers choices/options/important pivot points - keep this in mind, too.

xo all

Neptune stationed direct yesterday, squaring the North and South Nodes. This also speaks of a reality check that dissolves the past/illusion and supports our efforts (through tension/frustration - it's not a smooth process, but squares can be very effective) to creatively move forward.